Get Set for the Great South Run

National Literacy Trust logo with strapline_RGB_LRCalling all runners! Here’s a great opportunity for a Link-Up between our Charity Fundraising and Community Volunteering strands 🙂

The National Literacy Trust – the community partner for our Young Readers Programme have some places available on the Great South Run and would love it if some of them are taken by Smiths News staff.

The run is 10 miles in Portsmouth on Sunday 27th October and it’s a great course – the website says:

The fast and flat 10 mile route takes in the iconic sites of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard including Portsmouth Cathedral, Spinnaker Tower and the HMS Victory- which has played host to the Band of HM Royal Marines, who often perform for passing runners at the iconic site. The final flat stretch along the sea front has given thousands of people the opportunity to get a personal best time for more than twenty years.

If anyone would like to run in aid of the National Literacy Trust, the cost for a place is £35 and there’s a fundraising target of £250. NB Smiths News will pay the cost for your place and dependent on circumstances may be able to support with travel costs.

Contact Lorna Taylor (the Trust’s Corporate Partnerships Manager) if you are interested or would like more information. You’ll also need to contact the Community Link-Up team to arrange for your fee payment. Places are filling fast, so hurry!

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